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Sunday Healing (2) | 31days:12

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Sunday … truly a day of healing. Especially during praise and worship … That’s when the Holy Spirit decides to show up and join us. That moment when individually or corporately we are truly exalting His name; when we truly recognize His presence within us. We call this the manifest presence of God … that moment when God shows up and the Spirit is truly upon you.

That presence upon me gives me a sense of healing of health … I recognize it as something I should feel all day everyday … that feeling of complete wholeness of health … Spirit mind and body. And then I think, deeply and viscerally thankful … Who am I? This overweight, can’t control my stress eating woman; who knows the clinical reasons for doing the right thing by my health but cannot seem, these days, to get a grip on it.  Who am I that the God of the Universe should be mindful of me or care for me?

Then I remember that the Creator of the Universe is My Father and He loves me! =) And then … I feel that sense of wholeness again. I am learning how to retain that … maybe I just need to remember that He loves me and praise Him in that continually.

Psalm 8:3-5

I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
    your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
    Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
    Why take a second look our way?

 Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
    bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
    repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords ….

 

Psalm 8: 3-8

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

Thank you for reading.

Andrea

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Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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